Should You Invest in a Franchise Columbus IN
FORT WAYNE, IN
Fort Wayne, IN
For individuals who are seeking business ownership, and are willing to work within a proven framework, investing in a franchise business offers several advantages over starting a new independent business. Franchisees have the help of an established brand, training and support that can improve their chances of becoming profitable. See the following article from Jeff Elgin, President of FranChoice , for more on this.
To understand the advantages and disadvantages of owning a franchise business you need to have a basis for comparison. Other ways to realize your dreams through business ownership include buying a business opportunity and creating a business from the ground up. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to owing a franchise business over these other career or business ownership options but to know which path is right for you, you should first look at your motivations and qualifications for business ownership.
Let’s consider three scenarios:
You have been laid off from a 20-year career in banking. Even before the layoff, you realized you had reached the ceiling on your salary and possibilities for advancement in your career had diminished. Your company has given you a cash settlement and you are keen to take charge of your life, become your own boss and learn some new skills along the way. You want a good income and are willing to put in whatever hours necessary to jump start the new career but your overall goal is to eventually work reasonable hours and have more time for yourself and your family.
If your history is similar, you are probably an excellent candidate for franchise ownership. This path will allow you to benefit from a proven system of operations and a training program that will quickly get you up and running. As you have no previous business ownership experience, the ongoing support you will receive from a franchisor will be vital to your success. Many franchise opportunities offer a turnkey package that will include almost everything you need to start your business. In addition, most franchisors require no previous experience in their industry so you can be open to a variety of types of businesses and won’t need to stick to the one industry you know.
Franchisees can take advantage of lower cost materials due to group buying power. They also learn from each other and usually form a peer support system. Because you won’t be occupied with every minute detail of owning a business as you begin down the path of franchising, you will be able to concentrate on growing your business.
One disadvantage to franchise ownership is that you must follow a franchisor’s rules. In other words, you are in charge as long as you follow and adhere to all of the elements of the franchise system. This is necessary so that the franchisor can offer consistency across the brand – and let’s face it, they’ve done the research and tested the procedures ...
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